Baytree Golf Course

3.0526000000 3.1 stars from 5 (19)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 62
  • Length: 3752 yards
  • Slope: 95
  • Rating: 57.8
  • Layout

  • 129 Juniper Way, Tavares, Florida 32778, Lake County
  • (352) 343-7227
  • (352) 343-6877
  • www.grovesatbaytree.com
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Year built: 1990
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Executive
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 62 3752 yards 57.8 95
White 62 3503 yards 56.6 87
Red (W) 62 3203 yards 58.6 91

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 19 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

13 out of 19 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways  

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jackpot5210's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


u758929719's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play golf. I jusrt want an inexpensive place to play with my friends. Greet layout. Greeens are in wonderful shape. You need to hit straight drives or you will be in trouble on most holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Quick 18"


mspalmer257's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you're looking for a long course, this is not for you. If you want to challenge or hone your short game, you might like Baytree. Greens are small with plenty of contour. Unfortunately the greens are very long and slow. The tee boxes were also small, uneven, and un-cut for me. The day we played it had rained hard the night before and hence there was still a LOT of casual water in various playing areas around the course and especially the 13th fairway. Could be a good challenging little course with some regular maintenance but I will not play here if I have to pay the full 'in season' rate. In my opinion it is overpriced for the conditions the course is in regardless of 'in or out of season.'


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Skipc1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect little course to sharpen your long shots and mid shots, the course seems to be under repair at this time and it looks like it is being rejuvenated with new grass on the t-boxes and the greens. Greens are a tad rough due to the new grass being installed but once they are established this course will be perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



BJoeGolf's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course Conditions Have Declined In Quality"


hebrides's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have golfed at Baytree for about the past 5 years and have seen the conditions of the course decline.Last year I only played it twice and both times the fairways were in almost unplayable condition as there were large clumps of cut ,wet grass over many of the fairways///Yesterday when we played the fairways were in somewhat rough condition(wet areas,weedy,many bare spots).The greens were similarily in rough condition(weedy,bare spots,etc.)Unless the overall conditions are improved I would not recommend the course nor will I play it again until it shows significant improvement.


I don't recommend this course


"Bay Tree"


allennoell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has small greens and some tight driving holes so its a bit harder then the par and the length would suggest.Got a hot deal here so i decided to walk rather then take the electric cart to get some excercise.Its an excellent course to walk so i enjoyed that. Condition is only average but its fair for the price....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"What Greens?"


u000008153172's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens are absolutely terrible. Tee boxes some mostly sand. Fairways inconsistent, some wet spongy, mixture of weeds and creeping Florida grass. They have weeded out sand traps, and reseeded some tees and fairways. No consistency.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"This was a good find."


u000007800612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course except for the greens. We were informed by staff that the greens were recently overseeded, and therefore, fuzzy and slow. Everything else was fine. Naturally the course was being watered heavily. Once you realize you need to add a club to offset the lack of roll, it was fine.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Convenient location."


u000008153172's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course has gone down hill since earlier this yr. Sand traps are now weed traps. Greens are a joke, weeds,sand, many bare spots. Good luck in putting.

Course has been for sale for some time now, nothing being done to improve course.

I will say that in 2015, and early 2016 greens where in great shape. I was playing there two to three times a week then.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/05/2017

worst thing she did was get rid of greg !.....


"Baytree Executive Course"


jameswsalterjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Baytree is a good executive course with friendly staff. There is room for course condition improvement as others have stated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Baytree Executive"


Artie29's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Baytree is a course that's convenient to where I live, the only reason we play there an a consistent basis. Fairways are terrible the greens if that's what you want to call them are a joke, putting is a poke and hope process. overall it's just an ok place to whack the ball around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course to play."


u000008153172's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice executive course. Greens fast for the most part.. fairways could be improved.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Baytree Golf"


Atonement's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We wanted to get our friends playing. Not wanting to discourage them with too long a hole, we chose this course and we're both pleased with the layout and the challenge.

We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"fun course"


noel666's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I found the course to be a good chance to work on par 3's with many irons, the short par 4's were also fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"poor fairway conditions/////"


hebrides's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

we golfed there yesterday and discovered that many of the fairways were water soaked and /or had huge clumps of grass all over the fairways.this made it very difficult to hit balls with much accuracy.very disappointing as we have played this course many times before and found it to be in much better condition/////


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging Executive Course!"


JDDunning's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Although an Executive course, it is challenging for a better player while still playable for a beginner! A starter is required to improve the pace of play by possibly matching up twosomes. The amenities are minimal with the restaurant being open only til 2 p.m. weekdays and a non existent on course cart. It was a good value for what we paid via Golf.now but the set regular green fees are too high for the level of course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Poor Condition"


dmoser49's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were unable to putt the greens because they had
been over seed. We should have been informed of this before we purchased the Golf Now greens fee. Several of the fairways also had been reseeded, making it difficult to play from those areas if you hit onto it. Very unhappy with the course condition!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Fun/Affordable/Practice/Onpar"


jwthetruth's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

First off the course if fun and very playable. Several getable par 4s onto decent greens...The overall course condition is good - smaller, so less maintenance. a couple greens needed help - but it's FL and HOT. Awesome course management practice-- playing around the tree lines. Some 185yd+ par 3s. Cool hole layouts. There wasn't really anyone out there, I played it solo in 2hrs 15mins and shot 4 over. Played another course right after.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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